Optimism J. Michael Shannon July 1, 2009 ?There is an old “Far Side” comic that illustrates the power of perspective. As with many of Gary Larson’s comics, it contains animals that behave like people. There is a family of dogs deep in an underground fallout shelter, while there is a nuclear holocaust on the surface. One of the dogs says, “Well, we must face a new reality. No more carefree days of chasing squirrels, running through the park, or howling at the moon. On the other hand, no more, ‘Fetch the stick, boy, fetch the stick.’” Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.